2 arrested for multpile vehicle burglaries in Venice

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VENICE, FL. - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in connection with a string of vehicle and residential burglaries Saturday morning on Olympia Road in Venice.

After receiving one report of a burglary, deputies responding to the call located a male and a female matching the description of the suspects. During their investigation deputies identified additional burglary victims at four homes on Olympia Road.

The suspects were identified as 19-year-old Mackenzie Egeland and 22-year-old Brittiany DuPuis. During questioning, the pair was initially cooperative, but DuPuis became agitated and Egeland grew hostile, throwing a chair which damaged the drywall in the interview room and kicking a door. DuPuis later told detectives the pair had been smoking “spice,” also known as synthetic marijuana.

Both suspects are charged with 6 felonies, including 4 counts of Vehicle Burglary, 1 count of Residential Burglary and 1 count of Attempted Residential Burglary. Egeland is also charged with Criminal Mischief for damaging Sarasota County property.